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On the crimes of Gellius; cf. Catul. 74.1ff.

matre: perhaps his stepmother only; cf. Intr. 72.

[5] ultima: i. e. to her farthest bounds.

[5] Tethys: cf. Catul. 64.29n.; 66.70.

[6] nec abluit: cf. Lucr. 6.1077non, mare si totum velit eluere omnibus undis” ; Sen. Phaedr. 723ff.quis eluet me Tanais? aut quae barbaris Maeotis undis Pontico incumbens mari? non ipse toto magnus oceano pater tantum expiarit sceleris” .

[6] Oceanus: with this conjunction of Oceanus with Tethys cf. Hom. Il.14.201Ὠκεανόν τε, θεῶν γένεσιν, καὶ μητέρα Τηθύν.

[7] nihil quicquam: a not infrequent expression in the comedians; cf. Pl. Bacch. 1036nihil ego tibi hodie consili quicquam dabo” ; Ter. Andr. 90comperiebam nil ad Pamphilum quicquam attinere” .

[8] non si: see Catul. 48.5n.

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